ClassDojo is an amazing app that allows not only teachers to keep up with the progress their students are making in class, but allows students and guardians to stay involved as well.
With ClassDojo, teachers have the ability to keep guardians in the loop with the activities their class is partaking in, through video, pictures, and announcements. The class is able to choose skills and values that are important. The students can later receive points for using the chosen skills and values as positive reinforcement. Teachers are able to exchange private messages with guardians using ClassDojo as well, without having to share contact information. It even allows teachers to give feedback on, what students are excelling at and what needs improvement. Teachers also have a “Quiet Hours” setting that shows guardians when teachers are not available.
Students are able to create their own portfolio using ClassDojo. This providing students with the option of taking ownership of their work by capturing photos and video that illustrate what they’re completing in class. They can even create their own monster as an avatar. Students can only see their profile and feedback, thus allowing them to focus on their progress.
ClassDojo has its own learning tool that both teachers and guardians have access to called, Big Ideas. Big Ideas helps students learn about social skills as well as emotional skills with the help of a monster named Mojo. So far, the videos available teach students, “Growth Mindset”, “Perseverance”, “Empathy”, “Gratitude”, and “Mindfulness”.
ClassDojo doesn’t discriminate, it can be accessed on any device and translates to 35 different languages. This app is truly giving classroom a whole new meaning. It has the ability to get parents, teachers, and students involved to make education a team effort.